eLearning & LMS


Blackboard Learn Expands Open Education Standards Support

Blackboard has released an update to its flagship commercial learning management system, Blackboard Learn.

Edvance 360 Adds Video Conferencing, Plagiarism Detection

Edvance360 has added video conferencing and plagiarism detection to its learning management system, Edvance360 LMS-SN.

Blackboard Collaborate 11 Integrates Instant Messaging with LMS

Blackboard has released a new version of its conferencing system, Collaborate, developed from the integration of technologies from Elluminate and Wimba, two companies Blackboard acquired a year ago.

The Future of Blackboard

Gartner researcher Marti Harris provides her perspective on the Blackboard acquisition and what it means for the company and its customers.

Blackboard To Be Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Blackboard reported it's being acquired by a private equity firm with a big stake in the education market.

Prof-desk Offers Free Online Course Management System

Social networking and online chatting might be a distraction for some, but the makers of the online course management system Prof-desk are using Web-based collaborative tools to connect teachers and students to assignments and to each other--for free.

Desire2Learn Opens Mobile Developer Program

An acquisition done by Desire2Learn in November 2010 is extending its reach. The learning management system vendor has announced a new mobile developer program to encourage programmers to expand the functionality of the company's mobile platform, Desire2Learn Campus Life.

Rio Salado College Works with New York Times System to Deliver Teacher Training

A community college in Arizona is teaming up with the New York Times to produce online teacher preparation courses.

SaaS Module Lets Schools 'Bolt' Social Networking onto Learning Management Systems

A company with its own learning management system (LMS) for academic and corporate use has taken the social networking aspects of its LMS and turned them into an add-on product that will work with competing LMSes.

OLAT 7.2 Broadens Ajax Support in ePortfolio

A new version of the free and open source learning management system OLAT has been released.

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